University Profiles

Jamesetta Halley-Boyce

Jamesetta A. Halley-Boyce, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.C.H.E.

Associate Professor - Graduate Dept.

College of Nursing


A strong, visionary leader with years of experience as an educator, clinician and senior level healthcare executive.

Dr. Halley-Boyce served as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Nursing from 1985 to 1992 for the Nursing Administration Master Degree Program. Her lifelong mission as a professional nurse has been to bridge the gap between Service and Academe and to enhance the image of the Nurse as an effective hospital operations as well as a clinical leader in the Healthcare Delivery System. Her goal has been to assure that patients receive the very best care; that Nursing students from the affiliated College of Nursing receive the very best clinical experience and that nurses for whom she served as the leader, are given the opportunity to teach, to learn and to grow academically. Dr. Boyce coined the phrase, “Caring for the Caregiver,” while serving as the Chief, Nursing Service of Nursing Service at the East Orange, New Jersey, Veterans Administartion Medical Center. An active member of the New Jersey Organization of Nursing Executives, the New Jersey State Nurses Association and a co-sponsored with the College of Nursing and the Gamma Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau for the First Annual Reinkenmeyer Research Conference, Dr Boyce was recognized for her contributions to the Nursing Profession in education and research as well as in the service sector and was awarded the Nursing Administrator of the Year Award by the New Jersey State Nurses Association in 1986.
Since her return to Seton Hall University as a full time associate professor in 2005, Dr. Halley-Boyce has served as the Director of the Health Systems Administration Program which awards a MSN or in collaboration with the Stillman School of Business, a dual degree, MBA/MSN. An expert in strategic planning and hospital operations, she has incorporated into the capstone course, Executive Internship, the requirement for each student to develop a SBPI, (Strategic Business Plan Initiative) in concert with the executive nurse preceptor. Teaching, mentoring and modeling success continues to be her charge. Fully embracing succession planning, Dr. Halley-Boyce is most proud of the fact that many of her first generation graduates from the College of Nursing’s Nursing Administration Program, now accomplished executives themselves, serve as preceptors to her current generation of aspiring Nursing/ Healthcare executives.

View Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Walden University
  • M.A. New York University
  • B.S.N. Hunter College

Academic Distinctions

  • Editor in Chief, The Scholarly Journal of The Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., 2010.
  • The Office of Grants and Research Services Award, Seton Hall University, 2007.
  • The Alma V. John, Living Legend Award for Excellence in Nursing, St. Paul Baptist Church, 2003.

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • New Jersey State Nurses' Association
  • Chi Eta Phi Nurses Sorority (Theta Chi Chapter)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Queen's Alumnae Chapter)
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Gamma Nu Chapter

Selected Grant Funding:
  • A Virtual World Case Study for Graduate Nursing and Health Administration Students: Analyzing Hospital Patient Flow and Revenue Capture. Faculty Innovation Grant, award of $5,000, in collaboration with Dr. Anne Hewitt, Seton Hall University, 2011-2012.
  • Health Systems Administration Program Research: Principal Investigator, HRSA Grant, award of $635,789, Seton Hall University, 2005-2009.



Office Phone
(973) 761-9289


Office Location
Room NU214
Caroline D. Schwartz College of Nursing Building


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